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days after the attack, defense secretary leon panetta stated plainly what was obvious to many, including senator john mccain, who joins us shortly, almost from the beginning. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> the best we can tell, this is the first time any administration official has uttered the word "planned" to describe what happened. asked how long it took to reach his conclusion, secretary panetta said quote, took awhile once information from benghazi came back. but keeping them honest, multiple sources now tell "360" that officials knew this was a terror attack almost from the get-go within 24 hours. at least intelligence officials. yet this is what they were saying for more than a week publicly after the killing. >> it'important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun, and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment, based on the information that
, the defense secretary, using the word planned. we think that's the first time we've heard that from administration officials. you say the way in which the mortars were used in this attack would right away lead to that conclusion. >> well, it's very hard to walk in mortars on a targe and apparently as i hear, they were hit, the annex, very quickly by mortars so somebody had the exact coordinates, somebody knew how to fire mortars, direct fire, and i think that's what has the pentagon concerned that this was a military style attack and the people who did attack it knew what they were doing. and you know, in defense of the secretary of defense, the details are coming in very slowly simply because it's been difficult to get people out of the country. the debriefings have gone slowly and we can't put people on the ground because of the security situation. so the truth has come out very slowly, even inside our government. >> fran, a lot of people are being critical of the administration. to play devil's advocate here, it's one thing for politicians who are not part of the government to sa
on the ground to provide sort of the defensive security perimeter around the benghazi compound. now, i spoke to a senior administration official who said they have been having regular meetings twice daily, secure video teleconferences on updates of the investigation. there has been regular deputies committee meetings hosted by dennis mcdonough, the deputy national security advisor and discussions regarding libyan support and cooperation, my law enforcement source was quite clear, it's not that the libyans haven't been cooperative. there have been discussions that the libyans were concerned that they themselves couldn't provide the sort of comprehensive security to protect the fbi team and that there were concerns on the libyan part about having a u.s. military presence on the ground. all of that said, anderson, as you point out, 18 days later after the attack, the fbi today sort of indicated to me through a senior law enforcement official they're having serious debates as to whether or not with the passage of so much time, whether it makes sense to take the risk at all even if they could hav
and too opportunistic. it cout thhe priden was a littleoo cool i don't think in his defense for a minute heould sayt the murder of an ambassador and other american personnel, much th otherolks who haied in thatregion, is just a bump in the road. i think what he' is show everydy thate're on this, the united states is doing we a you think that's a kind of typical no drama obama response. >> alex, is that whatt heco hea? >> thinkthere's something to that, but i think there'slso president's gattrenis that is his ntellect. he l inside his head and his ideas. and part o is heboss, bill clinton, butsñ he canemorize a udy about it, you know. people are distant frois ident. there's a certain sense of arrogance to this white house that they're just detached from it and i think that's vulnerability. have two elite cndid hese anca barack obama, running against finaial elite. so the middle class isup grabs here. >> alex, i want to ask you about e kendwee i saou tweet over you said when i see rne he looks like a candidate. when i see obama he looks like presiden this should not be hard t fix, soix it
and too oprtunistic. it could be here that the ident. i don't think in his defense for nu he uld say that the murder of an ambassador and other american personnel, much less all the other folks who have died in that region, is just a bump in the road. i think what he's trying to do is show everybody that we're on this, the united states is doing well and you know, i think that's a kind of typical no drama obama response. >> alex, is that what it is, the cool head of the president? >> i think there's something to that, but i think there's also a little more, and that is that this president's great strength is his intellect. he lives inside his head and his ideas. and part of it is he doesn't really feel your pain like paul's former boss, bill clinton, but he can memorize a study about it, you know. people are distant from this president. there's a certain sense of arrogance to this white house that they're just detached from it and i think that's a vulnerability. we have two elite candidates running for president. we have an academic elite, barack obama, running against financial elit
wineberger, former president ronald reagan's defense secretary, was implicated in the iran contrascandal shortly before election day. bad news that bush, who served as reagan's vice president, did not need. in 2004, a classic october surprise. osama bin laden released a video on october 29th, just four days before election day in a razor-thin race between president bush and john kerry. three years after 9/11, it served as a reminder of the terrorist threat and strategists in both parties believed helped president bush. more recently the term october surprise has come to mean a seismic event in the fall of an election year. though most have centered around foreign policy, others have been about the economy, like in 2008. when the economy imploded, john mccain's advisors say his campaign collapsed along with it and never recovered. historians say in order for an october surprise to have a real 11th hour impact, it has to feed into a narrative that already exists, whether it's carter's ineffectiveness or questions about mccain's credentials on the economy. >> it's not so much that suddenly
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